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The Song: Andantino
Explore some new treble notes, new intro and ending options and discover how to play soulful minor chords
The Sheet Music:
Although a lot of modern songs are based on 3 major chords alone, sometimes you will come across songs and instrumental music that are written with a wider variety of chords. Chord symbols that have a "m" or "min" or "mi" or a "-" next to them indicate that a minor chord is to be played in the left hand. Minor chords add a very rich sound to songs and differ from major chords in the combination of notes that need to be played with the left hand.
The following are the style and settings choices that I used in the video demonstration. As always, let your own creativity be your guide and develop an interpretation of this song that feels right for you.
Style: Slow Pop Ballad
Accompaniment: Pop Ballad (107)
Tone/Instruments: Cello (100) Flute & Strings (120)
Keyboard Intro: full accompaniment 4 bars
Verse 1: as written with cello
Verse 2: as written with flute & strings
Ending: turn off accompaniment and repeat last 2 notes
The story so far:
You can now add minor chords to the list of features that could be included in sheet music when you are looking for your own music or songs to play.
Remember your own music could also include the following from previous songs that we have learned:
Time signatures: 3/3, 4/4
Note range: G below middle C to upper E
Key: C major – no sharps or flats
Additional notation: ties, sharps, flats, minim and crotchet rests, repeat dots
Left hand chords: C F G A D and Dm
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OK – I’ve done my playing – now over to you.
Happy playing, from Joanne